Learn To Ride At Yorkshire EC
Looking for somewhere to ride...
Alongside our Event Centre and Livery Yard, Yorkshire EC offers it's fantastic facilities to our Riding School providing our riders some of the most well schooled, talented horses in the area. Each with super personalities to assist our Instructors in helping you perfect your skills.
You can hone your skills in one of our four riding arenas -
Covered All Weather 20mx40m
Grass Showjumping Paddock with full set of competition showjumps
Woodland and Grass Hacking Tracks with xc fences on site
We pride ourselves on teaching riders to ride correctly, using the 'natural aids' of the seat, leg and voice of the rider, not to rely on the reins and kicking on.
We offer private lessons and occasional semi-private lessons, keeping numbers small and riders in 'open order' so everyone gets to ride and learn as an individual too. We encourage riders to think and to be creative with their horse.
Height and Weight requirements
To meet the horses' welfare and fitness requirements our horses available for tuition have a restriction of;
Beginners and Novice level - Max height 5'8 and max weight 11st
Intermediate and Advance level - Max height 5'11 and max weight 12 1/2st.
Children must be 7yrs and over.
We are no longer offering taster, experience days or tots sessions.
Bookings and Enquiries
All bookings must be made via telephone.
We cannot take bookings via email.
We do not take card payments.
Cash / Cheques / Y.E.C Pre Authorised Bank Transfer Only.
Enquiries via email and telephone.
If you wish to visit the Centre before your first visit, please telephone the Centre to arrange.
Please note we currently have a maximum weight limit of 12 1/2st. We ask all riders to provide an up to date accurate weight.
Riders of all ages are welcome at Y.E.C however due to Covid-19 we are only accepting riders from 7yrs+
Our lessons are tailored to suit each individual rider from a complete beginner to a serious horse riding fanatic! Ensuring that you progress at a speed to suit your confidence, abilities and goals.
We require all new riders, regardless of your ability and experience book a 30 minute Private Assessment Session, so that we can check we match you to suitable horses, Instructors and other riders.
All our beginner and novice level lessons are taught on a 1 - to 1 private basis to provide the rider with the best chance to develop a strong sense of feel for the horses movement and a secure riding position.
Riders who have mastered the art of sitting and rising trot along with controlling their horsey team mate around the arena can have the opportunity to ride in our Semi-Private Sessions
These are tailored to suit so that all riders are of similar ability and goals.
What to wear
Long trousers, i.e, jodphurs/breeches, jeans, jeggings.
Tops that cover at least the rider's shoulders, ideally long sleeved.
Footwear must have a low heel 1-2cm and no detailing that would catch on the stirrup irons.
Jodphur boots and half chaps or long riding boots are ideal or wellies to start with.
Trainers or flat soled footwear are strictly not allowed.
No loose scarfs or excessive jewellery should be worn.
Gloves and bodyprotectors are recommended but are not compulsary.
Hats must be worn at all times whilst riding and must comply with current standards.
Hats are available to hire if you do not have your own.
Please also dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Riding is primarily a outdoor sport.
Please note any riders arriving for lesson with unsuitable attire run the risk of being refused their ride and session not refunded.
We are fully insured and licensed with Selby Council. All our Team YEC Staff including our horses are suitably experienced, trained and qualified. Staff are DBS checked and regularly attend First Aid and Safeguarding courses.